Bay of Bengal: News

12 May 2023

Andaman & Nicobar

Cyclone Mocha to intensify into 'very severe' storm: IMD

Cyclone Mocha is forecast to intensify into a "very severe" storm on Friday and eventually a "very severe" cyclone on Sunday over the southeast and central areas of the Bay of Bengal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Mocha's landfall expected on Sunday but not in India

Currently forming over the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Mocha is forecast to intensify into a storm on Friday with wind speeds reaching up to 130 kmph, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

09 May 2023


Cyclone Mocha: How cyclones are named

Hold on to your cups of coffee because Cyclone Mocha is brewing up a storm!

Cyclone Mocha: IMD predicts no heatwave for next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Monday to Friday due to a possible cyclonic circulation forming over the southeast Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours.

06 Dec 2022

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone threat looms over Tamil Nadu, IMD forecasts heavy rains

Tamil Nadu will likely witness a spell of heavy rainfall between Wednesday and Friday as the northeast monsoon's first cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal approaches the state.

12 Nov 2022

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 27 districts shut schools as heavy rains continue

At least 27 districts in Tamil Nadu have announced a holiday for schools and colleges on Saturday as heavy rains continue to lash the state.

25 Oct 2022

West Bengal

Cyclone Sitrang spares India, crosses Bangladesh coast; 7 dead

At least seven people died in Bangladesh as Cyclone Sitrang made landfall on the country's shore on Monday, sparing India's coast near West Bengal, AFP reported.

24 Oct 2022


Cyclone 'Sitrang' to affect several Indian states, high alert issued

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an advisory after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclone—named Sitrang by Thailand—on Sunday.

Cyclone Sitrang likely to cause heavy rains in several states

Cyclone Sitrang—formed over India's eastern coast—is predicted to shift direction in the next 12 hours, intensifying over the Bay of Bengal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

19 Oct 2022


Cyclone Sitrang likely to hit Bay of Bengal on Diwali

The threat of a tropical storm is looming over India's eastern coast and especially Odisha as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed the probability of a cyclonic formation over the Bay of Bengal around Sunday or Monday.

12 Sep 2022


Monsoon mayhem: Rains batter Odisha, Gujarat; orange alert for Pune

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert over Pune which witnessed heavy rainfall on Sunday causing waterlogged roads, traffic snarls, and power cuts.

11 Sep 2022

Andaman & Nicobar

5 things to bring home from Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Housing some beautiful white sand beaches, a stunning marine ecosystem, tropical evergreen forests, and rich biodiversity, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a must-visit for travelers.

25 May 2022


Southwest monsoon advancing over Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea: IMD

The southwest monsoon is expected to move over areas of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea during the next 48 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

17 May 2022


Southwest monsoon arrives in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: IMD

The southwest monsoon advanced into some parts of the South Bay of Bengal and the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

10 May 2022


Cyclone Asani to recurve today; rains in Andhra, Odisha: IMD

Severe cyclone Asani, which has been raging over the Bay of Bengal, would move closer to the northern Andhra Pradesh coast by Tuesday night, predicted the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

08 May 2022


Cyclone Asani to change course, miss Odisha-Andhra coast: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast the cyclonic storm Asani, forming in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to miss Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts.

07 May 2022


Cyclone Asani over Bay of Bengal puts Odisha on alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said a low-pressure region over the South Andaman Sea is expected to develop into a cyclone—to be called Asani—by Sunday and travel north toward India's eastern coast.

21 Mar 2022


Cyclone Asani: Andaman & Nicobar to witness heavy rains, winds

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain and strong winds in Andaman & Nicobar Islands as cyclone Asani is set to form over the Andaman Sea on Monday.

02 Dec 2021


Cyclone Jawad intensifies; landfall near Odisha coast on Sunday

The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

11 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu

TN rains: Chennai streets flooded; airport arrivals resume after suspension

The heavy rains in Tamil Nadu worsened on Thursday as the depression over the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast near Chennai in the evening.

25 Sep 2021


Cyclone warning issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh as depression intensifies

A depression over the northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression, with the IMD on Saturday noting that the weather system may further concentrate into a cyclonic storm and move toward Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

15 Jul 2021

West Bengal

Nine fishermen killed as trawler capsizes in Bay of Bengal

Bodies of nine fishermen from West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district were found on Thursday morning inside the trawler that capsized in the Bay of Bengal. One person is still missing and a search is on to find him, officials said.

31 Mar 2021

Andaman & Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar Islands brace for heavy rainfall from today

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are likely to receive heavy rainfall from March 31 to April 2 due to a low-pressure area, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

26 Feb 2021


15-feet whale shark released into the deep sea in Odisha

Local fishermen, villagers, and the forest department, on Thursday, released a 15-feet long whale shark, weighing 1500 kgs, into the Bay of Bengal after it came to the net line, officials said on Friday.

10 Nov 2019


Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc; kills 4 in Odisha, West Bengal

Four people have been killed across Odisha and West Bengal as Cyclone Bulbul made landfall, wreaking havoc overnight.

07 Sep 2019


Amid Chandrayaan heartbreak, remembering what Dr. Kalam said about failures

From enthusiasm to somber, India, and more importantly, the scientists at ISRO, went through a lot last night.

No more waiting, monsoon might hit Delhi in July first-week

Delhi and several other north Indian states are reeling under intense heat, and are recording temperatures as high as 48 degree Celsius.

01 May 2019

West Bengal

Understanding how Cyclone Fani got its name

Cyclone Fani, which has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm", has been giving sleepless nights to many.

01 May 2019


Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert

Cyclone Fani has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm" and is inching towards the coast of Odisha, prompting MeT Department to issue a orange warning.

04 Feb 2019

Indian Ocean

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to launch its 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 on Wednesday from the spaceport in French Guiana (French and European spaceport).

05 Jan 2019


Cyclone 'Pabuk' moves towards the Andamans; yellow alert sounded

A 'yellow' alert has been sounded for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the cyclonic storm 'Pabuk' is moving towards the archipelago, a Home Ministry official said today.

17 Dec 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Phethai to make landfall in AP today; alert sounded

A month after Cyclone Gaja hit the eastern coast wreaking havoc, Andhra Pradesh is bracing for yet another severe cyclonic storm - Cyclone Phethai.

10 Dec 2018


India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile, 2nd test in 6-months

India has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000km, from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast today.

04 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN: Heavy rains may lash coastal districts in 48 hours

Heavy rains are likely to lash parts of coastal districts of Tamil Nadu in the next two days, following a trough of low over the Bay of Bengal, the regional weather office said today.

19 Oct 2018


UPSC: Trickiest ever questions asked in IAS interviews

The UPSC Civil Services exam is divided into three stages- Prelims, Mains, and the Interview round.

11 Oct 2018


#CycloneTitli: Andhra Pradesh, Odisha hit; trees, poles uprooted, thousands evacuated

Cyclone Titli, the strongest cyclone to have formed over the Bay of Bengal this year, hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning, uprooting trees, poles and displacing thousands.

10 Oct 2018


Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning that a cyclonic storm, Titli, is developing in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the Andhra Pradesh and the Odisha coast.

07 Oct 2018

Tamil Nadu

Low-pressure in Bay of Bengal may intensify into depression: Report

A well-marked low pressure has formed in the Bay of Bengal and it is expected to intensify into a depression in the next 36 hours, the Regional Meteorological Department (RMD) in Chennai said on Sunday.

30 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi arrives in Nepal to attend BIMSTEC Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu today to attend the 4th BIMSTEC Summit that will focus on enhancing regional connectivity and boosting trade.

26 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Bay of Bengal in Chennai

The ashes of former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Bay of Bengal today, in the presence of top leaders of the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit.

26 Aug 2018


Heavy rains hit Odisha; more showers in next 2 days

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Odisha today due to a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal with the Meteorological Center in Bhubaneswar forecasting more showers for the next 48 hours.

19 Aug 2018

West Bengal

Met department predicts heavy rain in West Bengal

The Met department today warned of heavy rain in the coastal and other southern districts of West Bengal till Tuesday owing to a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.